Accession Number:

ADA252197

Title:

An Electrochemical Evaluation of Biofilms and Calcareous Deposits Formed in Natural Seawater

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC AND ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH LAB STENNIS SPACE CENTER MS

Report Date:

1990-10-12

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy EIS and corrosion potential E corr measurements were used to evaluate corrosion reactions on stainless steels SS, Cu and Cu alloys during exposure to natural Pacific Ocean water. Additional laboratory measurements were performed in synthetic seawater. The electrochemical properties of SS types 304, 316, and A16X did not change at open-circuit potential during exposure times to natural seawater over four months. The electrochemical properties of Cu alloys were sensitive to exposure time, mass transport, and electrolyte composition. The interpretation of biofilms to corrosion of stainless steels is straightforward white that for the Cu alloys is more complicated.

Subject Categories:

  • Properties of Metals and Alloys

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE